Community Standards

The Community Standards 411
The purpose of the Painted Tree Community Association is to help preserve the value of your home and property values. At Painted Tree, it is our priority that we work together to maintain and upkeep our community. In order to sustain the value of homes within the community, guidelines and regulations have been put in place to provide procedures for doing so. While these are all listed in the Painted Tree Governing Documents and the City of McKinney Code of Ordinances, we've compiled a list of policies that are commonly referred to.


Compliance Life Cycle

  • The Community Manager conducts periodic inspections throughout the neighborhood. Inspection drives are necessary to enforce the governing documents, and address resident concerns.
  • If a violation is found, the homeowner will first be given a courtesy reminder that states a specific amount of time given to cure the issue. This is a great time to reach out to the Community Manager to communicate that a resolution is planned or has already been resolved. If you need extra time, just let us know. We’re here to help and work with you! A photo or receipt should be provided to show the improvement was completed.
  • The Community Manager conducts re-inspections to assess and close any outstanding issues. Violations not corrected are then escalated to the next stage.
  • Residents are allowed through Texas State Statutes and the Painted Tree governing documents a reasonable and predetermined amount of time to remedy a violation.
  • Reference the Rules & Regulation document, Article II, Section 2 (Fining Rules and Procedure) for more information.
  • The ultimate purpose and goal of the enforcement process is to gain compliance, resolve owner violations, and keep the community beautiful.


Permitted Pets
An Owner may keep in such Owner's residence up to (4) house pets. Permitted household pets are limited to domesticated dogs, cats, aquarium fish, and caged birds, excluding chickens, hens, and fowl prohibited by City Legal Requirements. Rules and Regulations Article I, Section 1.11 & Code of Ordinances, Chapter 26, Section 26-11.
Owners must keep pets on a leash less than 6 feet long while on any portion of the Property outside of the Owner's Lot where pets are permitted. Rules and Regulations Article I, Section 1.11 & Code of Ordinances, Chapter 26, Section 26-1.
Pet Waste
While picking up pet waste is a part of responsible pet ownership and overall the polite thing to do, there are many other reasons why we should all do it:
  • One common misconception is that pet waste is a natural fertilizer. Pet waste is not good for grass or plants as a fertilizer like other animal waste, because it is too acidic and actually damages the grass.
  • Pet waste can contain disease causing bacteria and parasites like Salmonella, Coccidia, Roundworms, Tapeworms, Parvo, Giardia and E. coli, which can stay in soil for years and make people and other dogs very sick.
  • Another common misconception is that if you do not pick up the waste, it will quickly break down or wash away. In fact, dog waste can take as long as a year to break down naturally.
Pet owners are responsible for the removal of pet waste from all portions of the Painted Tree Property. Rules and Regulations Article I, Section 1.11 & Code of Ordinances, Chapter 26, Section 26-1.
More Information
You can find more information about Animal Services and City Ordinances on their website here.

Trash Storage & Collection

Trash Storage
Prior to collection, trash and trash bags must be stored in the enclosed Residence garages or behind fencing on Lots out of public view. Trash bags and containers may be placed on those portions of Lots as required by the waste collection services or which are designated by the Association for collection no earlier than 8:00 PM CST of the day immediately prior to trash collection day. Trash containers must be returned to Residence garages or behind Lot fencing out of public view no later than 8:00 PM CST of trash collection day. Trash bags and containers may not be left on any portion of the Lot or Property on any other day for any other reason.
Trash Collection
The Painted Tree neighborhood does not have a uniform trash pick up day. To find your day, click here.
Make sure to follow the below guidelines from the City of McKinney to ensure a successful trash collection service.
  • Have your green container(s) set out and ready for collection by 7 a.m. on your collection day.
  • Place green container(s) at least three feet apart from other containers, mailboxes, vehicles, utility meters, poles, fences, etc.
  • All trash must be inside the green container with the lid closed. Items outside of the container will not be collected.
  • The front of the green container showing the serial number should be facing the street.
  • All contents should be bagged with the container lid closed to prevent spillage.
  • An overloaded container will result in non-collection.
  • Waste Connections sends out different trucks for each type of pick up. Pick-up service may not be completed until 7 p.m.
Residential Trash Services
  • If your trash, recycling, bulky items, or yard waste was out by 7 a.m. and not collected, call Waste Connections at 469-452-8000.
  • If your trash, recycling, bulky items, or yard waste was not out by 7 a.m. and you need to schedule a pick-up you may do so for a fee by calling Waste Connections at 469-452-8000.
  • To add or remove an extra container or report a damaged container, fill out the online Container Order Form.
  • For more information regarding other services like bulk pick up and drop off, go to the City website here.
Screens for Trash Totes
Home-owners may desire a screening fence partition to store their containers outside. Owners must submit a residential modification application for any of the above changes, and gain approval prior to installation. Requests must include product and manufacturer information, pictures; and plans on any fencing options, including materials, colors, and dimensions, complete with location and survey. Please allow 30 days for processing of architectural requests.
References: Rules and Regulations Article I, Section 1.6 & Code of Ordinances, Chapter 26, Section 26-1.

Campaign Signs

  • Signs may advocate the election of one or more political candidates or the sponsorship of a political party, issue or proposal, up to one sign for each candidate, party, issue or proposal.
  • Signs may not be erected more than (90) days in advance of the respective election(s) to which they pertain and are removed within (15) days after the election.
  • Signs may not exceed four by six feet in size.
Rules and Regulations Article I, Section 1.6.

Holiday Lighting

Lot Owners may display religious, cultural, and holiday decorations in and on Residences subject to the Minimum Standard and other requirements establish in Article I, Section 1.3 of the Rules and Regulations.
If the holiday occurs between November 15 and December 31:
  • Lights may be displayed no earlier than (30) days before the holiday.
  • Lights must be removed no later than (10) days after the holiday.
If the holiday occurs between January 1 and November 14:
  • Lights may be displayed no earlier than ten (10) days before the holiday.
  • Mights must be removed no later than seven (7) days after the holiday.
Rules and Regulations Article I, Section 1.6.

Short Term Rentals

  • All leases shall be for an initial term of at least one (1) year.
  • No Residence may be leased, licensed, used, advertised, or marketed on any forum for transient or hotel purpose, short term rentals, or vacation or corporate rentals, such as, but not limited to, AirBnB, VRBO, or HomeAway.
  • For lease or for rent signs may not be displayed on the property or on the window of any Residence or vehicle.
  • Lease agreements must be on a form substantially similar to the then-current form of residential lease for single-family residential dwellings promulgated by the Texas Association of Realtor or other similar professional lease agreement which complies with all Legal Requirements, which lease shall state and require all Occupants to comply with the Governing Documents and Legal Requirements.
Rules and Regulations Article I, Section 1.5.
Quick links
  • Rules and Regulations (link)
  • City of McKinney Code of Ordinances (link)